BDF - Board and Director Fundamentals




Course description

This course provides a broad-based understanding of what a corporate director needs to know with regards to his or her duties, responsibilities and liabilities, and how he or she can be effective as a director. The course is designed for directors of companies incorporated under the Companies Act in Singapore.

Course objectives

  1. Define statutory and fiduciary duties and responsibilities of directors.
  2. Provide an overview of the regulatory environment and the corporate governance landscape in Singapore.
  3. Highlight the critical elements of financial and other disclosures needed.
  4. Describe the key components of effective board leadership.
  5. Recognise the balance between performance and compliance.

Course outline

  1. The directorship landscape and regulatory environment.
  2. Evolving legislation affecting all companies.
  3. Director duties and responsibilities.
  4. Due diligence, liabilities and rewards.
  5. What makes an effective board.


Target audience

Aspiring and new directors, senior management and governance professionals.

Course duration

Full day.


Presentation with case studies, followed by panel discussion and Q&A.

Course Fee

SID members: $610.40 (incl. 9% GST)
Non-members: $795.70 (incl. 9% GST)
SID members: $566.80 (incl. 9% GST)
Non-members: $741.20 (incl. 9% GST)

CPD hours

8 hours.